YouTube just banned supremacist content, and thousands of channels are about to be removed

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YouTube is changing its community guidelines to ban videos promoting the superiority of any group as a justification for discrimination against others based on their age, gender, race, caste, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, the company said today. The move, which will result in the removal of all videos promoting Nazism and other discriminatory ideologies, is expected to result in the removal of thousands of channels across YouTube.

“The openness of YouTube’s platform has helped creativity and access to information thrive,” the company said in a blog post. “It’s our responsibility to protect that, and prevent our platform from being used to incite hatred, harassment, discrimination and violence.”

The changes announced on Wednesday attempt to improve its content moderation in three ways. First, the ban on supremacists will remove Nazis and other extremists who advocate segregation or exclusion based on age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. In addition to those categories, YouTube is adding caste, which has significant implications in India, and “well-documented violent events,” such as the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting and 9/11. Users are no longer allowed to post videos saying those events did not happen, YouTube said.

https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/5/18652576/youtube-supremacist-content-ban-borderline-extremist-terms-of-service
 

Jabulani22

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And it limits their audience... So job done.
No , it limits the amount of people exposed to it , not always a good thing , now when the person who missed it on youtube gets a usb stick from a friend they are more likely to listen to the warped message than discount it . Job not done at all.
 

Nick333

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Good, it's a company platform, not a government mouthpiece.
They have every right to moderate it how they want, just how we do with this site as well.
I'm fine with them taking an editorial stance as long as they're happy taking responsibility for everything posted on their platform. For example if someone is culpable for hate speech in an uploaded video, YouTube is an accessory.
 

konfab

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Therefore any video that says that biological men should run in different race to biological woman is going to get banned.

After all that is discrimination based on superiority.
 
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